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Hollywood Just "Ducked" Themselves
Townhall ^ | December 23, 2013 | Wayne Allyn Root

Posted on 12/22/2013 9:28:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Something amazing is happening in America. An awakening. More people showed support for Phil Robertson (the star of “Duck Dynasty”) in 24 hours than signed up for Obamacare in its first few months. Which means at this point in time, Americans are starting to come to the conclusion we’d be better off with a duck hunter in the White House than Obama. Heck, we couldn’t possibly do any worse.

Hollywood really stepped in it this time (must have been duck poop). The result is ironically, Christians are coming out of the closet! In other words, the tables have turned. Middle America is waking up from the shock, disarray, intimidation and distractions of the Obama years. We're not scared of the PC police anymore. We are free to express ourselves, and we don't really give a "duck" what Hollywood, or Obama, or the thought police thinks about our opinions. Which must scare Hollywood to death.

A duck hunter has inspired us. Emboldened us. And what middle America is saying out loud is, “We have rights too. We deserve free speech too. We’ve had enough of your oppression and intolerance towards our values and beliefs-and we’re NOT going to take it anymore.”

A&E claims the “indefinite suspension” (ie firing) of Phil Robertson is about “branding.” What they are insinuating is they couldn’t possibly allow a close-minded, Neanderthal gay basher to remain as the face of their billion dollar brand.

Well guess what? The new brand for A&E is "the Christian-hating, Bible-bashing, intolerant TV network." Funny enough, they would have been better off with the gay bashing brand. Because the new brand is dead on arrival…or in other words, "This duck won't hunt."

This isn’t a gay rights issue. I have never cared what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms. The firing of Phil Robertson, star of “Duck Dynasty” is a free speech issue. It’s symbolic of the biased, one-sided way the media and leftist elites treat free speech. People have every right to express opinions considered “progressive” or “politically correct” nowadays. But the same rules don’t apply to salt-of-the-earth, apple-pie, middle Americans who believe in God, country, guns, and yes, the Bible.

You mean Christians and conservatives don’t they have the right to free speech just like Hollywood leftists? You mean Christians or conservatives don’t have the right to express their views in the workplace, without fearing for their jobs?

Phil Robertson only expressed his personal opinions. Those opinions are shared by millions of Christians not only in America, but across the globe. Agree or disagree, he had every right to express that opinion, without losing his job.

I may disagree with the exact words he chose, but I stand hand-in-hand with Phil to support his right to say it.

Oh by the way, Phil is a reality TV star. His success and popularity is based on his opinions. A&E fired a reality star for having controversial opinions? Are you kidding me? A&E executives need to quickly visit the nearest psychiatrist.

The Duck Dynasty scandal is about intolerance. But the intolerance is on part of Hollywood and A&E. The star of a reality show is allowed to have opinions. If you don't like them, you have no right to ban them. That's intolerance. That’s tyrant’s behavior. That’s McCarthyism. That’s the attitude of police states we find in countries run by tyrants like Stalin, or Fidel Castro, or Huge Chavez, or the old East Germany. Is this what America has become under Obama?

I don't have to agree with Phil Robertson to stand behind him. I support free speech. If it can happen to Phil, it can happen to anyone of us. I'm a TV and radio personality. I have opinions. I won’t change them, or back down. If you don't like them, change the channel. That's called FREEDOM.

But Hollywood wants Christians in the closet…silent…fearful…intimidated. Obama, Hollywood and the leftists are petrified of free thought. They keep their modern day Tammany Hall going through intimidation. They cannot afford to allow conservative or Christian values to be affirmed by a pop culture celebrity- for fear it might start a trend. It might stir up the masses. It might encourage conservatives to speak out. It might embolden Christians to quote the Bible without fear. Hollywood cannot allow that. Because they know it could get out of hand. Americans might actually be inspired to fight back. Someone might escape the thought-police plantation.

A duck hunter may have just lit the spark that started a revolution. Phil Robertson just went from TV phenomenon to American hero. Christians have been unchained. We are free to speak our minds. And we're not going back in the closet.

I think Hollywood just "ducked themselves."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; hollywood; obama; persecution; philrobertson
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1 posted on 12/22/2013 9:28:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hollywood never has followed what God said. But this particular event has allowed us to be able to give others exactly what God says, and we should do that. This particular example is in Romans 1 ...

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,

25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.

27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,

30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;

32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

THAT would certainly be “dynamite” to LGBT-types ... :-) ...

I’m sure they are “foaming at the mouth” at this part ...

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness ...


2 posted on 12/22/2013 9:40:59 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We shall see 2DV;

I would have thought someone talking about bitter clingers to God, guns, and religion while running for president would have evoked more passion, but hey, what do I know. Other than that more people watch cable tv than presidential campaign speeches.

A long sentence, but I guess I know where I stand now. Ah well....

3 posted on 12/22/2013 9:41:25 PM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I may disagree with the exact words he chose, but I stand hand-in-hand with Phil to support his right to say it.

Every conservative talking head on FOX has used this same rationalization. Sort of like "I like Sarah Palin but....."

Weasel words from weasels.

4 posted on 12/22/2013 9:45:00 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was mostly nodding along until the ‘McCarthyism’ give-away.


5 posted on 12/22/2013 9:46:21 PM PST by txhurl
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ok, I agree with the part where he says Hollywood ducked themselves. I believe we may be witnessing an awakening. and I definitely believe Christian might now come out of the closet and profess their faith as loudly as jews and muslims.
however, I still have to say their is a confusion about free speech. I think we all know that in the constitution it says, the government cannot pass a law to shut you up.
it doesn’t, and by definition of our republic, it cant, tell a private entity they have to allow people to say whatever they want while in their employ.
take the nfl as an example. for marketing reasons, the nfl tries to be vanilla and squeaky clean. do any of us doubt that there wouldn’t be some type of action if tom brady when off the cuff about gays.
its not easy to swallow (only see a pun if you want to), but a and e can hire or fire in a manner that they feel reflects how they want to be perceived.


6 posted on 12/22/2013 9:48:33 PM PST by willywill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This duck won’t hunt”? How about “This duck won’t be hunted”?


7 posted on 12/22/2013 9:51:58 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a&e can duck off, seriously.


8 posted on 12/22/2013 9:53:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Georgia sheriff cuts ties with A&E over Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ flap

http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/2013/12/georgia_sheriff_cuts_ties_with.html


9 posted on 12/22/2013 9:54:54 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...Americans are starting to come to the conclusion we’d be better off with a duck hunter in the White House than Obama.

The average duck would do a better job for America than President You Didn't Build That.

10 posted on 12/22/2013 9:57:04 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Call your lawmakers...

Demand al-a-carte cable offerings. Screw bundled cable.

Let A&E stand on its own...or fail on its own.


11 posted on 12/22/2013 10:03:44 PM PST by moovova
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To: itsahoot
"I may disagree with the exact words he chose, but I stand hand-in-hand with Phil to support his right to say it."

Every conservative talking head on FOX has used this same rationalization. Sort of like "I like Sarah Palin but....." Weasel words from weasels.

I don't take exception to the way the writer phrased that statement, and I don't think he's being a weasel at all. Even the family (in their recent statement) said that Phil's language was "course". I agree with the family, and like them, I also believe that he had every right to say it however he liked.

Not to mention the fact that Phil's exact language left no room for fuzziness or ambiguity. It was precise, grown up language, that struck the fast ball right on the sweet spot, and left the stadium for a home run.

12 posted on 12/22/2013 10:06:20 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OK... I was right there until this line:

"That’s McCarthyism."

Hate to burst 'is bubble now, but McCarthy was RIGHT, and proven so decades later.

13 posted on 12/22/2013 10:11:24 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: itsahoot; 2ndDivisionVet
Weasel words from weasels.

I agree and I'm tired of it.

There is a time for nuance and a time to speak plainly. Being polite and nuanced has brought us to where we are. Bold is better. Its better to just cut to the chase and speak clearly.

The fact that plain-spoken Christians like Robertson are such a rarity in public life is itself shameful. I'm even looking at myself; there is a time for polite and a time for direct. Right now is a time for unvarnished and direct.

14 posted on 12/22/2013 10:17:26 PM PST by marron
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To: onona
I would have thought someone talking about bitter clingers to God, guns, and religion while running for president would have evoked more passion, but hey, what do I know.

Yes, well, if we were operating by strictly legal guidelines and our US Constitution, not to mention NOT being hit by every dirty trick they could devise, that would never have happened in a just world.

Unfortunately, the Pigs (Orwell, 1984) have learned how to win by crookery, and we are all in danger as a result.

mrs bill and BJ were only a forerunner to what was (and possibly still is) ahead, and the low-information and Illegal Alien voters do not know what they are setting everyone including them up for...

15 posted on 12/22/2013 10:17:47 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

Indeed. Thank God he pioneered the trail, broke trail for us.


16 posted on 12/22/2013 10:17:49 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Utilizer
McCarthy was RIGHT, and proven so decades later.

McCarthy was Borked, and they are trying to do the same thing to Robertson. They did it to Palin and she fought back; Robertson to his credit is fighting back to.

17 posted on 12/22/2013 10:19:33 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

duck duck duck duck duck duck... GOOSE

(and A&E is the goose)


18 posted on 12/22/2013 10:20:50 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Windflier

Well he did talk about, well, orifices. A bit crude, but not quite vulgar.


19 posted on 12/22/2013 10:22:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: willywill

And so they can. But they are not exempt from the consequences. Duck Dynasty has a bigger life than A&E and this brouhaha just proved it.


20 posted on 12/22/2013 10:23:46 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: txhurl
I was mostly nodding along until the ‘McCarthyism’ give-away.

Yes! We are thinking along the same lines, no doubt. Even today conservative people in and around Hollywood when off the record admit that there is a bias against anything and anyone that is or who is not Communist / Socialist / "Progressive" / Marxist in their beliefs!

21 posted on 12/22/2013 10:39:20 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wayne: Two things to add to your fine column.

1. Don’t leave us Jews out of this fight. It is a fight for American culture, our way of life, our rights to our religious beliefs, and free speech. I’m in for the duration.

2. Please don’t say that were are “behind” Robertson. That’s GLAAD’s position. We stand BESIDE brother Robertson.


22 posted on 12/22/2013 10:42:26 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Windflier
"course"

"course"? Really? Where exactly do you get that quote about "course"? If you are going to quote someone, and literally specify it as a "quote", please do not substitute your own wording in place of the alleged quote.

Too many times in the past have two different alleged quotes been attributed to too twosomes of twos and flummoxed thereby.

Oh, and "looser" is not the same as "loser", before you begin.

Just FYI, for U2C, ASAP, FWIW. (IANAL, BTW).

23 posted on 12/22/2013 10:46:07 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Standing Wolf

The Robertsons know who the real “QUACK” is in America, and he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Wash. D.C.

Obamacare - Dead Duck
Kathleen Sebelius - Super Quack
Ezekial Emanuel - Uber Quack
Michelle Obama’s menu for children - “milk and Quackers”

The way Obama thinks, “QUACKED” in the head!


24 posted on 12/22/2013 10:48:42 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Utilizer

Hey, noob, we’re all full up already on grammar police.


25 posted on 12/22/2013 10:48:56 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Right you are—the obligatory bow to “civility.”

Pretty rich. Comes right back down to the old GOP line: “I liked what McCarthy was trying to do, but I despised his methods.” Now we’ve got to listen to Rove saying that Robertson was within his rights to say what he believed but, oh, the crassness and crudity were beyond the pale.

Well, McCarthy was hunting commies, not ducks; and Robertson was merely describing what the Bible condemned.

Maybe the GOP (I have no hope at all for the dems and their acolytes) ought to consider the crassness and crudity of communism and the gay agenda instead of hip-shooting the canaries in the coal mine.


26 posted on 12/22/2013 10:51:43 PM PST by Mach9
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To: marron
There is a time for nuance and a time to speak plainly.

I have been saying the very same thing for years. For far too long now, 'tolerance' has broken down for most normal people as "you accept whatever I do, in the name of 'tolerance', and I will stop shouting 'Intolerant Redneck' as a compromise!"

No disrespect to all Godfearing much-appreciated true Rednecks out there.

And that "tolerance" has now turned into "Mandatory Acceptance".

Or, in far too many cases; "Compromise".

As in "I think you should be proud to eat this cow patty and accept it as normal, and you do not. So we will compromise, and you will only eat half of the cow patty. That's bloody fair, innit?"

27 posted on 12/22/2013 10:53:42 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Mach9

Yes.. I have no time for anybody who doesn’t appreciate McCarthy’s work.

AND his methods.


28 posted on 12/22/2013 10:55:44 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl
Hey, noob, we’re all full up already on grammar police.

What is with zis "we", Froggie? Do you not look at the source at all, you with the strange mouse in le poket? Oui, if you did, you would know that the only "we" we have here is not yet learning of how to wean itself off of ze patois.

Clymer.

29 posted on 12/22/2013 10:59:26 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: willywill
This is where things get fuzzy. A waitress at a restaurant gave money in support of California's Prop 8. She never said anything anti-gay at work. Customers generally liked her, even her gay customers.

But when California's election laws required all donations above $100 to be made public, and people found out she was one of those that gave a pittance in support of Prop 8, well then they protested the restaurant and tried to have her fired.

These cases are truly borderline cases. Technically as an employee of the restaurant she is an ambassador for that restaurant just like NFL players are ambassadors for the NFL. But if the restaurant can deem her a bad ambassador for publicly donating money to Prop 8, then I suppose they can fire her.

How ironic if it turns out that the Constitution allows corporations to spend as much money as they want to bribe whatever congressmen they can, while their employees, the true citizens of the US, are discouraged from spending their money or time to publicly support people and causes they like for fear of losing their jobs with these same corporations.

30 posted on 12/22/2013 11:06:49 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To A&E network, the MSM, Hollywood, leftists,and assorted homosexual perverts: Duck you.


31 posted on 12/22/2013 11:06:55 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem for the liberals is that homosexuality is an issue that can’t be resolved. And they seem to believe that everything can be.

There seems to be a desperation, not just an anger behind their mentality. A lot of them, especially the radicals, must have been the ones who were picked on or ostracized in school. They still want everyone to like them. Unfortunately for them, the most society can do is leave them alone.

Right now we’re all angry at the world. But I sense liberals are angry at truth.


32 posted on 12/22/2013 11:11:41 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Utilizer
"course"? Really? Where exactly do you get that quote about "course"? If you are going to quote someone, and literally specify it as a "quote", please do not substitute your own wording in place of the alleged quote.

Excerpt of official statement by the Robertson family:

"While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible."

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/20/4704423/the-robertson-family-official.html#storylink=cpy

33 posted on 12/22/2013 11:13:41 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“How ironic if it turns out that the Constitution allows corporations to spend as much money as they want to bribe whatever congressmen they can, while their employees, the true citizens of the US, are discouraged from spending their money or time to publicly support people and causes they like for fear of losing their jobs with these same corporations.”

well first, I guess one thing is I just wished we could put to bed the notion this is a free speech issue. its not, and I think it hurts conservatives more than liberals to allow that to be misconstrued. liberals abuse it.
once that is in place, we move on to being fired for cause. as a country maybe we need to address that. if it ever got to the point, using the nfl again, that it was well accepted that when a player makes a statement its only his point of view and not the nfls, that would be progress in not having “the freedom of speech” to be controlled by corporations.


34 posted on 12/22/2013 11:20:19 PM PST by willywill
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To: Windflier
Thanks so very much for that direct quote. I appreciate it sincerely, especially when I have spent so much time over the years writing technical reports where you had better be bloody well straight on or the reviewers would rip it apart with glee. If you were too stupid to understand the meaning of even a common word, in usage for decades, how then could you possibly expect anyone else to accept anything else you state as correct? (Don't ask how I know that statement word-for-word, please).

Add to that that I also write for a living in whatever spare time I have, and the editors and spellcheck people are much more brutal in their summation of any and all mistakes.

35 posted on 12/22/2013 11:21:46 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer
Too many times in the past have two different alleged quotes been attributed to too twosomes of twos and flummoxed thereby.

Hmmm. Part of that should read: "...to two twosomes of toos (also's, for you hating-of-correctness persons -yes you, mon enfant on Le Politic du Grame')..."

Oui, I am most able to self-edit when I am not in ze typing of too fast at times...

36 posted on 12/22/2013 11:36:41 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: moovova
Call your lawmakers..

For what? Screw Washington.

Demand al-a-carte cable offerings. Screw bundled cable.

Kill your cable/satellite and switch to a streaming service. I pay only $19/month for Netflix, HuluPlus, and I have an annual Amazon Prime subscription.

37 posted on 12/22/2013 11:36:51 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: txhurl

But despite the “grammar” aside, I do indeed side with you on the McCarthy opinions. Good on ya, Struth!


38 posted on 12/22/2013 11:40:00 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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39 posted on 12/22/2013 11:41:18 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Utilizer
If you were too stupid to understand the meaning of even a common word, in usage for decades, how then could you possibly expect anyone else to accept anything else you state as correct?

Excuse me, but are you on drugs or something? I have no idea why you suddenly decided to pick a fight with me over a word that you thought I quoted in error.

I've just presented you with documented evidence that I quoted the Robertson family correctly, and you're still ranting away like you've overdosed on bath salts.

Seriously. Get a grip. I know I spelled the word 'coarse' incorrectly the first time.

40 posted on 12/22/2013 11:49:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
If you were too stupid to understand the meaning of even a common word, in usage for decades, how then could you possibly expect anyone else to accept anything else you state as correct?

Ehrmmm... Sorry.

That remark was not directed at you. It was a statement on just a sample of some of the editorial comments directed this way whenever I made an error in some other writings.

If I thought that you were deserving of such a comment, believe truly that I would not hesitate to state so clearly. I was merely reflecting on just a fraction of some of the editing I have undergone in years past, NOT pushing the slight mistake you made before. I am, after all, no longer a Tech Editor for Publications.

Again, please re-read the comment I posted in its entirety.

41 posted on 12/23/2013 12:14:56 AM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer
Again, apologies. I should have stated that much clearer and taken more time before posting.

If you were too stupid to understand...

Should have read: "If I was too stupid to understand..."

No offence intended, and I can indeed see how you could mistake the previous statements incorrectly.

42 posted on 12/23/2013 12:19:32 AM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Windflier
Wupps! misposted again. must be getting tired...

Again, apologies. I should have stated that much clearer and taken more time before posting.

If you were too stupid to understand...

Should have read: "If I was too stupid to understand..."

No offence intended, and I can indeed see how you could mistake the previous statements incorrectly.

43 posted on 12/23/2013 12:28:16 AM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hollywood has yet to realize that most of America is Happy Happpy Happy and not GLAAD.


44 posted on 12/23/2013 12:32:42 AM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: willywill

For better or worse, the 1964 Civil Rights Act does figure into this. Phil expressed a traditional Christian belief and is being punished for that, presumably because such statements violate the morals clause of his contract. The problem is, the morals clause in a private contract can’t trump federal law. Employers who don’t like certain religious behavior must nevertheless give reasonable accommodation to such behavior. The tricky part is what constitutes “reasonable” here. Phil probably has the advantage in this particular scenario. No employer can exert absolute control over an employee, not even by contract.


45 posted on 12/23/2013 12:45:28 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I watched SNL last night.

During the News Segment, the Obama loving Democrat Seth Meyers made one joke about Phil and his Supporters. I was waiting for more, but it didn’t materialize.

He showed a picture of Phil and said “apparently you can judge a Book by its Cover”. (hardy har har) Then he made a remark about the evil Republicans and Conservatives that support Phil and that was it. I was actually shocked.

I expected the Show Opening Skit to be all about Phil and us crazy Conservative Bible Thumpers who want to kill all the Gays.

In fact, don’t wee have any kill all the Gays Threads around here? After all, we’re all HATERS you know./s


46 posted on 12/23/2013 12:47:50 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Communist is nothing more than an honest Democrat...)
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To: marron

It seems that the conservatives are saying they disagree with the explicit language he used while the liberals disagree with him saying homosexuality is sinful. I agree that there is no point in trying to whitewash reality. The homosexual lobby are the ones who benefit from whitewashing it because they benefit from people thinking they “love” each other, as opposed to them trying to mainstream and promote unnatural sexual acts.


47 posted on 12/23/2013 12:58:58 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Kickass Conservative

The homosexual lobby must have put out the notice to retreat on this issue. This is the same thing they did on same-sex marriage. They encouraged supporters not to challenge it in states where they thought they’d lose, because they didn’t want a loss on the books. They are wily, strategic ones. That’s how they’ve become as successful as they have been. They must have been emboldened by the ridiculous decisions in so many states this year about same-sex marriage to think they were more powerful than they were. I can guarantee you they would never have pushed for the firing of Phil if they thought this backlash would occur. They miscalculated. Now like A&E is saying the thinking is there, which is totally in synch with the thinking of GLAAD obviously, they just hope things quiet down, and they don’t have to announce Phil’s back on the show until hopefully no one’s listening anymore so them eating crow doesn’t get much press.


48 posted on 12/23/2013 1:04:08 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Libs live in denial. They really thought that the great majority of American males were down with their love of deviant lifestyles. It turns out they’re not. Libs are bewildered. Pauline Kael-like they’re stunned that everybody doesn’t love what they love. Everybody they know loves weird sex. Another great cultural disconnect.


49 posted on 12/23/2013 1:17:19 AM PST by driftless2
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To: JediJones

I read that the next Season of Duck Dynasty has already been filmed. If true, the only thing they could suspend Phil from are the Commercials promoting the new Season.

This Tempest in a Teapot has turned into a Bomb in the Pressure Cooker for A&E and the Gay Lobby.


50 posted on 12/23/2013 1:21:07 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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